We’ve found the awesome singularity


Yes, that’s exactly what you think it is. A Transformer. That transforms into the TARDIS.

This masterpiece of pop culture is the work of [Nonnef] over on Instructables. After the inspiration to create this work of art struck, [Nonnef] started modeling this Transformer and TARDIS in clay to make everything fit together just right. After a good bit of 3D modelling, the Doctor’s robotic wife was ready for printing.

If you’re going to print one of these for yourself, be prepared for a very long print. [Nonnef] says the latest version took about 30 hours on his RepRap with a .35 mm nozzle. In the end nearly the entire Transformer came directly from a 3D printer, the only additional parts needed being a pen spring and a small screw. Paint is, of course, optional.

All the files are available on the Instructable.


  1. cde says:

    Tardis Superior. Autobots inferior.

  2. cHRIS says:

    Nah, I think Optimus Time would be a more accurate name…lol

  3. Up next….the Face of Megatron.

  4. voxnulla says:

    When Megatron asked Soundwave what on Cybertron happened, soundware replied with his metalic modulated voice “It just Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey, Megatron”

    Now if the BBC or some 80’s hasbeen hasbro toy company gets litigious with this, I suggest we march on them and run them out of town or set them on fire.

    • cde says:

      Both are pretty good about being hands off on fan creations. I think hasbro has an (un)official 200 units or less hardline about what is okay and what is not, in terms of actual original creations. But then again, I read that on a transformers forum years ago, in regard to one person who was making tshirts with their own art.

    • chango says:

      Autobots, allons-y!

  5. Will says:

    Needs a bow tie

  6. Tom the Brat says:

    “Run for your life.”
    This thing’s great!

  7. Ren says:

    With this thing, who, besides Who, needs Dr. Who?

  8. Greip says:

    -¡Hey man! I’ll show you an incredibly advanced white an blue with red details robot with some kind of special compartiment that is bigger inside than outside, and with the ability of time travel.
    – ¿The tardis transformer?
    -¡No man! ¡Doraemon!

  9. CrisRowlands says:

    There also exists two other Tardis Transformers!

    This one on thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:106595
    and my own: http://www.crisrowlands.com/transforming-police-box/

    :D What’cha think?

  10. austin says:

    did optimus prime become the tardis, or did the tardis become optimus prime?

  11. Timberwolf0122 says:

    For the love of all that is good please do not let Micheal Bay direct a Doctor Who movie

  12. gabe says:

    Does everyone uses pirated Solid Works for their 3D printing designs?

  13. Jared says:

    It’s worth the 30 hours. It’s the ultimate fusion of fantasy, robotics and 3D printing. Besides those Transformers were great when I was a kid.

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